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Gilchrist, John James

Born February 16, 1809, in Medford, MA
Died April 29, 1858, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 3, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 612. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1855, and received commission on March 3, 1855. Served as presiding judge, 1855-1858. Service terminated on April 29, 1858, due to death.

Harvard College, 1828
Harvard Law School, 1831

Professional Career:

Private practice, Charlestown, New Hampshire, 1831-1836
State representative, New Hampshire, 1836-1837
Register of probate, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, 1836
Justice, New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature, 1840-1855; chief justice, 1848-1855